About the webinar:

With an economy marked by rapid growth, Vietnam is seeing greater outbound student flows. More than 24,000 Vietnamese students pursued higher education in the U.S. during the 2018–2019 academic year. In this informative webinar WES presenters Joohyun Shin and Mara Ohorodnik discuss Vietnamese student mobility to the U.S. and Canada, common grading scales, and degree equivalencies.

Gain insights into:

  • Key features of Vietnam’s education system
  • Degree requirements
  • Upward trends in Vietnamese student mobility

Presenters

Joohyun Shin

Joohyun Shin

Advanced Evaluation Specialist, WES

Joohyun specializes in the analysis and evaluation of credentials from countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and has published on the education system of Taiwan. She holds a master’s degree in education from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Joohyun is fluent in Korean.

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Mara Ohorodnik

Research Associate, WES

Mara is an international education researcher specializing in education for refugees. She has been published in the Journal of Studies in International Education and presented research at various conferences, including NAFSA Region I in 2019. Mara holds a master’s degree in international education from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State University.

Alejandro Ortiz

Sr. Research Associate

Alejandro is a regular contributor to WES original research reports and World Education News and Reviews (WENR). He recently wrote an article on Academic Mobility in the Middle East and Egypt: If not West, Where Will Students Go? Alejandro earned a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.

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